New Jersey CPR Training & First Aid Instruction

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Having a basic understanding of CPR and first aid is valuable in the event that someone you love is facing a medical crisis. At our facilities, we offer numerous medical education courses throughout the state of New Jersey.

Our CPR Training Center is the largest provider of CPR instruction in the state, offering classes in Heartsaver CPR and First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation. Classes are open to both healthcare providers and interested members of the community.

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First Aid Basics

There may come a time where you don’t have fast access to medical care, meaning the steps you take to ensure the safety of yourself or a loved one can make all the difference. Even if you are able to contact 911, familiarity with First Aid basics can be valuable for giving the injured party preliminary care while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. We outline some of the basics of First Aid care below. Be sure to sign up for one of our classes for more detailed instructions

When you are faced with a medical crisis, take it step-by-step:

  • Check the environment and the patient. Make sure the area is safe to enter before rushing in. Try to determine what happened just by observing the scene first, if possible.
  • If the injured person is awake and responsible, ask them for permission to perform First Aid and briefly tell them about any training you may have had. If there are any bystanders, have them contact 911 and ask if they have any medical devices on-hand.
  • If the person is unresponsive, tap their shoulder and check to see if they’re breathing. At this point you should only proceed with First Aid if you have received training for this situation.
  • If the person is not breathing, lie them face-up on a firm, flat surface. If you have been trained in CPR or are familiar with the basics, proceed with administering it.

Remember Your CPR Training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be lifesaving if performed correctly. If you have not been trained in CPR, you should only perform the basics of the procedure until help arrives. We provide a review of CPR instruction here so that you can look them over if you ever need a refresher. Be sure to contact us for in-depth CPR training with a medical professional.

CPR Overview:

  • Call out to the injured and tap their shoulder to check if they’re responsive. Reach out to 911 immediately.
  • Push hard and fast on the middle of the injured’s chest. Apply your body weight to each push. Try to pump at a rate of 100 pumps per minute.
  • Use rescue breaths if you have received CPR training. Pinch the person’s nose, tilt their head back, cover their mouth with yours and blow until you see their chest rise. Perform 2 breaths each time at a rate of 1 breath per second.
  • Continue applying CPR until the person responds or you are incapable of continuing.
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200

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